Texas Tech University

Curriculum and Instruction - Masters of Education

The Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction allows students to seek an advanced degree in a variety of concentrations. The program focuses on curricular issues as a field of inquiry and develops strengths in the areas of understanding and addressing the complex and multiple questions that influence curriculum theory, design, development, delivery, assessment and evaluation.

C&I Master's Program Handbook

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Degrees Offered

Masters (M.Ed.) in Curriculum and Instruction

Students have the option of selecting a concentration in one of the following areas:

  • General M.Ed. in C&I (Online only)
    • Graduates in this online only option will work toward becoming an education generalist, an action researcher, and/or an education specialist in the area of their choice. Students will acquire a wide range of knowledge and skills in different theories, educational foundations, research methodologies, blended and personalized learning, or a specific content area of interest. Students will work closely with their advisor to choose courses that meet their individual needs and interests as articulated by the student.
  • General M.Ed. for Dual Credit Credential
    • Graduates in this option will aim to be credentialed to teach dual-credit courses in high school subjects. Graduates of this program will have 18 hours of "core C&I" work, and an additional 18 hours taken from the Dual credit department. Students will select their 18 hours of dual credit area courses from a prescribed list provided to them by the graduate advisor.
  • Curriculum Studies/Teacher Education (CSTE)
  • Language and Literacy Education
  • STEM Education
  • Blended Learning/Personalized Learning
  • Bilingual Education and English as a Second Language (ESL)

Online / Synchronous Expectations of the Master's in C&I program

The Master's Degree programs in C&I can be completed completely online, but there are courses that require mandatory synchronous meetings via virtual meetings and video conferencing software.

  • Coursework: Most C&I master's online classes have synchronous meetings via Zoom to maximize the effectiveness of teaching and learning; those classes may or may not require attendance at synchronous sessions as a part of the course grade. If such courses have mandatory synchronous meetings, they are noted at the time of registration (so you will know before signing up).

Career Opportunities With This Degree

A Master's in Curriculum and Instruction may prepare you to work as a teacher, trainer, or education researcher. The degree can also lead to work in academia, government and business.

Application Materials

College Transcripts – Unofficial transcripts can be uploaded to the Graduate School application. Information on submitting official transcripts will be provided to you by the Graduate School. Grade reports or unofficial transcripts from university web portals will not be accepted. Please redact the Social Security Number anywhere it appears on your transcript. If documents are written in a language other than English, a copy of a complete and official English translation must be provided with the original language records.

  • Due to ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Graduate School has temporarily changed its admission requirements regarding test scores. The GRE may optionally be submitted by applicants for the 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 academic years, through the Summer 2024 application cycle. International applicants may use certain alternate exams in place of the TOEFL. Please visit the Graduate Admissions COVID-19 FAQ page for more information.

Required Supplemental Application Materials

Resume, Two Professional Recommendations, Applicant Statement, Writing Sample. Download a list of required application materials (general track).

Application Process

Please visit the Graduate Application Process for more information on how to apply.

Scholarship and Funding Opportunities

If you wish to be considered for scholarships and other funding opportunities, which are available on a first-come, first-served basis, please complete your application by the following dates:

  • November 15th for the Spring semester
  • April 15th for the Summer semesters
  • July 15th for the Fall semester

Semester in which the program can be started

Continuous enrollment, students may begin coursework during any semester.

Required Hours to Completion

The master's degree consists of 36 hours of coursework.

Download the Degree Plan

Allowable Transfer Hours

6 hours maximum. Graduate School rules regarding transfer hours apply.

Coupon Code Request

  • Current applicants may request a coupon code to help defer the costs of the application fee.
    1. To make a coupon code request, an in-progress application is needed.
    2. The coupon code request must be sent, via email, to Mr. Chance Webb.
  • You may only request one coupon code (to only one track) per application cycle.
  • Coupon code requests are on a first-come, first-served basis; not all requests can be accommodated.

Financial Aid

Scholarships and assistantships for doctoral students are available through the Office of Graduate Education and Research in the College of Education.

Tuition & Fees

Use the Student Business Services Tuition Estimator to estimate your costs.


Chance WebbAcademic Advisor / AdmissionsOffice of Graduate Admissions & Enrollmentgradadmissions.educ@ttu.edu 806-834-6768

Fast Facts

  • Delivery: Varies, see track pages for details
  • Hours to Completion: 36
  • Now accepting applications for: All Semesters
  • Maximum Transfer Hours: 6
  • Option to select one of seven concentration areas